Section 2 – What have we been up to?
Whilst COVID-19 grips the country and the Auckland region has been in some form of lockdown since August, the project team was able to recommence work at Alert Level 3. Implementing strict Health and Safety measures to work within the new parameters, the team has made good progress.
Great progress is being made on all the boardwalks across the site. The largest boardwalk through Pourewa Valley is 90% complete, and the two smaller ones at Tahapa Reserve East and West are almost completed.
The concrete shared path is largely complete near the Meadowbank Train Station and remediation (returning the environment to its original condition) is well under way.
The rail overbridge structure is now complete, with the electrification protection screens installed and the bridge abutments (which ease the shift from the bridge surface to the path) and approaches finished, the team are now tidying up the work area.
The gully bridge deck has been completed and the team is putting the finishing touches on the abutments and approaches to the structure.
We’re making good progress with planting and landscaping site wide and with the bridge and boardwalk structures nearing completion, you can see the path really starting to take shape. As the end of this year’s planting season is upon is, we will be planting specimen trees (our character trees) and the remainder of the plants around mid-2022.
The John Rymer Place connection works have started with the vegetation clearance and environmental controls in place. Work on the retaining wall is underway along with the earthworks for the path.
We recently created a flyover video showing progress on Section 2 of the shared path and you can see it over on our YouTube Channel by clicking the link below.
Watch the progress update video.